Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hello Stranger

Hi everyone! I’m back and looking forward to catching up on what ya’ll have been doing while I was away.

Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis

Part of our vacation involved visiting Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. We also toured Asheville and other mountain towns in North Carolina as well as spending a week in a house we rented on Lake Glenville.

One of our goals was to find as many waterfalls as possible in southwestern NC, including areas of the Nantahala National Forest, Pisgah National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here’s a link for information and maps to the waterfalls if you’re considering a similar trip.

This is a photo my husband took of a waterfall called the Potholes on the Chattooga River near Cashiers, N.C. I made postcards last night using this photo to send our thanks for a fabulous time to family members who joined us on our adventures.

This was a relatively easy project using an Avery product I found at Office Max which enables you to print your own glossy photo-quality postcards at home.

A graphic found here worked for the back.


Thimbleanna said...

Hi June! Glad you're back home safe and sound. I love this postcard idea. I followed your link but the postcards look a bit small. Did you have to resize them, and if so, are they blurry?

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Welcome home! I am looking forward to more waterfall pictures. It sounds just like something my Hubby and U would enjoy doing.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Welcome back JunieMoon--I've missed you! I'm glad you had a wonderful trip--and waterfall fabulous! The pic of Pothole is so beautiful. Love your postcard idea, you have the best ideas!!
Smiles, Karen

a pink-bee said...

Welcome home Junie :) So glad you had such a nice trip :). Thanks for the info on making such wonderful postcards :)
crystal :)

Pat said...

YAY JUne! Welcome home and back to blogging! You were missed!
It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

I always love it when you turn your photos into cards and post cards. Do you find it uses a lot of ink? I'd like to try it with grandchild photos when the baby is born.

Hugs, Pat

rohanknitter said...

Welcome home - looks like a wonderful trip! That's such a beautiful area. I love the postcard idea!

Cat said...

YEAH You are back. You were sorely missed, but I'm so glad you had a great time!!!


nicolette said...

Welcome home June! What a wonderful picture of the waterfall!

meg said...

Welcome home~ sounds like you all had a wonderful time.
Ah, how I've missed my dear Junie Moon- these postcards are one of those wonderfully easy & should-be-obvious ideas I've come to find here; I always have so many pictures from our travels & adventures I like to share, & the nieces, nephews, & assorted relatives enjoy getting postcards.
Thanks for the link to the back designs- I love the vintage look :-)

Jane said...

Welcome home! I love the idea of using personal trip photos as postcards! Too cool!

TinkerBlue said...

Welcome home. I hope you had a very enjoyable holiday.

Kristie said...

I'm glad your back, Junebug. I missed you.

Storybook Woods said...

Welcome home Miss. June and you are already have ideas for us. I can not wait to hear al about your vacation. It is soo good o have you back. Clarice

Lynn said...

What a great idea! Both the postcards and a waterfall trip!

Anonymous said...

June, thanks for sharing that Avery info with us -- I'm going to phone our office supply store and have them order it in for me right away. THanks much.

I love the way you're planning on using them as Thank You's. Great idea.